Now is the season I begin dreaming of the deep smell of my favourite Boulder in the warm summer. Filled with an entire miniature world of mosses and lichens.
It is huge, ancient, mysterious, my greatest inspiration and such a comforting figure to me. My place in nature where the every thing else melts away and I can find solace.
Thank you so much to the *AMAZING* organizers, staff and volunteers at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, as well as the Manitoba Craft Council and the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association for putting on the Crafted show and sale.
Of course a huge thank you goes out to every one who came out to shop and show your support!
What an awesome event, I am feeling so honoured to have been in the company of so many fantastic artists!
I'm offering 10% off orders from my online shop, use coupon code THANKYOU2015 at check out.
My most incredible beluga whale vertebrae earrings, made by Nunavut artist Adina Tarralik Duffy. I was lucky enough to snag the last pair!
Leaves are a form I love creating with from fall colours to spring buds they are always a source of inspiration for my glass work.
Autumn is such a beautiful few weeks for leaf collecting and here in Manitoba particularly because the season for enjoying them is so short. There is always a day when I look out my window in the morning and the elm leaves have suddenly turned from a bright green to a so subtle shade of still green with the smallest drop of gold. From that day I know fall will be fast and beautiful and that the amazing summer smell of dill in the gardens will be replaced by the lovely earthy smell of fallen leaves.
I first began making glass feathers about six years ago from some pendants that I had pulled to create an elongated leaf shape. Experimenting with delicately cutting into the sides of the shape and then pulling the quill on the end.
I love making both solid color feathers and feathers with mixed and flame reactive
Currently I'm interested in creating feathers that mimic natural bird feathers as well as experimenting with a larger scale of work.